Ronald Le Bas assay master in the Assay Office in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hallmarking of precious metal jewellery is possibly the oldest form of consumer protection and dates back to the 14th century when King Edward I signe(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte is presumably fed up by now of being asked when the Government’s long-promised Consumer and Competitio(...)

Debtors facing mortgage foreclosure proceedings may have a powerful defence weapon in the Unfair Contract Terms Directive 1993(...)

The headline drug in the survey was the anti-reflux medication Losec. The agency claimed a pharmacy in Dublin was selling it for €16.62 while another was selling it for €49.69, a difference of 199 per cent. However, the cost price of Losec  is €15.48.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over a survey it published last week (...)

Pharmacy prices
  • Health
  • March 26, 2013, 06:30

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) deserves some credit for exposing the sometimes alarmingly high differentials which exist in the cost of pre(...)

The largest discrepancy centered around a pharmacy in Waterford, which was charging more than ¤49 for Losec MUPS, a drug commonly used to treat stomach ulcers and reflux. The same drug in Dublin could be bought for just over ¤16.

Consumers are being charged up to three times more for identical prescription drugs depending on which pharmacy they shop in, a survey publishe(...)

Losec Mups, a treatment for reflux, which was one of the products surveyed where a wide price differential was found.

News from the National Consumer Agency (NCA) this morning that the price of identical prescription drugs can vary by over 200 per cent depending on(...)

Milking it: reportedly, sharp practices by supermarkets are common in the grocery trade. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

Food producers and suppliers have said some supermarket chains are still seeking hundreds of thousands of euros from them to g(...)

Karen O'Leary who has been appointed as chief executive of the NCA following an open competition for the position.

The National Consumer Agency has appointed Karen O’Leary as chief executive following an open competition for the position earlier this year. (...)

You bought a voucher online but it doesn’t work and you don’t know what to do. You’re the victim of skimming and are not sure if you’re entitle(...)

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